Ausangate Vinicunca 4 day trek

Altitude

Min: 4220m/13,840 ft. Max: 5051m/16571 ft.

Duration

4 days

Physical Level

Challenging

Tour Type

Hiking

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 16 people

Best Season

April to October

Description

Embark on a breathtaking adventure with our Ausangate 4-day trek, unveiling the natural wonders of the Andes, including the iconic Vinicunca, or Rainbow Mountain. This immersive journey offers a glimpse into Andean culture, picturesque landscapes, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Ausangate mountain range.

Ausangate is the sacred Highest mountain Cusco and there is lots to explore you find from a day tour to 7 day Ausagate trek!

ausangate trek 4 days to vinicunca rainbow mountain

Overview

The Ausangate 4 four-day tour is located in the mountain with the same name Ausangate (Wasanqati in Quechua) is the fifth-highest mountain in Peru, with an altitude of 6,372 meters above sea level. It is located about 100 kilometers southeast of the city of Cusco.

in this Ausangate 4 days trek, you can easily see llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas in their natural habitat, as well as local people who still keep their tradition with typical clothes and speak Quechua, believing even in the Andean gods (the APUS, mountain spirits). The trek requires you to walk for 6 to 8 hours each day, so it is recommended to prepare well in advance to avoid feeling fatigued because of the altitude in the Ausangate trek.

On the last day, we will arrive at the famous Vinicunca (Winicunca) rainbow mountain Peru Ausangate is the representative mountain of the Andean people. It is situated in the Vilcanota mountain range with large lagoons with bright green/blue colors.

TOUR BY DAY:

DAY 01 Cusco| Tinqui- Upis – Camp

In this morning hike, you will see local people herding llamas and alpacas, and at the camp, you have the option to enjoy the hot spring 10 soles fee.

Day 02 Upis| Arapa Pass – Puca Ccocha camp

this day we will witness the glacier so close and the colorful lakes before you arrive at the camp and close to the campsite.

Day 03 Puca Ccocha | Ananta Camp

is the day to conquer the highest point of our tour to Ausangate 4 days to the rainbow mountain Peru.

Day 04 Ananta| Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

is the day that you have been hiking for, we will arrive at the famous Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain early in the morning

what's it like

Itinerary

Inclusions

What to Bring?

  • Original Passport.
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount).
  • Walking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable Trousers.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
  • Insect repellant.
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera.
  • Torch with spare batteries.
  • First aid kit.

Pricing

540 USD per person

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FAQs

Where is located Ausangate trek?

Ausangate mountain range is located southeast of Cusco Valley and is the highest mountain in the Cusco region, the 4 days hike Ausangate trek to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain is the classic hike in the Ausangate mountain, you can find different hikes around this amazing Cordillera one the well-known hikes is Ausangate trek 7 days with Sibina Ccocha is the largest lake in the place.

Where is the trailhead for the Ausangate 4-day trek?

The trek begins at Upispampa, a small village located at the base of Ausangate.

What is the highest point reached during the trek?

The highest pass reached is Arapa Pass at an elevation of 5051m/16571 ft.

What is the camping experience like?

you will be camping in a 4 season tent with a great view to the mountain and glacier the campsites on our 4-day trek are Upis, Pucaccocha, and Ananta, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature.

What is the best time for this trek?

The trek is best undertaken during the dry season from May to September, ensuring favorable weather conditions.

Travel Guide

Attire: Wear comfortable hiking attire and sturdy boots, with layered clothing suitable for changing weather conditions.

Acclimatization: Prior acclimatization to Cusco’s altitude should arrive at least 48 hours to Cusco before your trek or spent at Cusco’s altitude.

Camping Gear: Participants are provided with camping gear; however, personal items such as a sleeping bag, walking stick, and inflatable matters are recommended to have or you can hire them.

Meals: Nutritious meals are provided throughout the trek, showcasing local flavors.

Weather: Be prepared for diverse weather conditions, including cold temperatures at higher altitudes.

Photography: Capture the stunning landscapes but respect the local culture by seeking permission before photographing people.

Departure: The trek starts in Cusco and concludes with a return to Cusco around 6 PM on the fourth day.

Prepare for an unforgettable Ausangate trek, blending adventure, cultural exploration, and the spectacular sight of Rainbow Mountain.

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